removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

Alan Pritchard apritchard at
Thu Jul 22 08:12:03 EDT 2004

Yep, btdt on a cgt windscreen!!!!
A tiny amount of pressure in the wrong place and ;(

Best Regards,
Alan Pritchard

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Seaeye Marine Ltd.
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 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Eric_R_Kissell at [mailto:Eric_R_Kissell at] 
Sent:	22 July 2004 13:11
To:	Ben Swann
Cc:	200q20v at; quattro at; Craig Gary
Subject:	Re: removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

You were so close.

Glass hates bending loads. Tension is bad in glass, especially if there is
any sort of stress concentration such as a nick or deep scratch. Of course,
that is how you cut glass, isn't it?

I ran in into the same thing trying to get a window out of a salvage yard
two years ago. Just when I thought I was home free I put a bit too much
bending into the window and it turned into assorted pieces.

This never happens to me until I have already invested a bunch of time into
the tasks. I think it is a corollary of Murphy's law.


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